Gwen, back in her red-and-black outfit -- you'd think she'd have more than two outfits, really -- presses the button for an elevator and checks her lipstick. So the lipstick thing is a motif with her? Okay. Angel compliments the color, because he has some experience with lipstick. Gwen does a double-take over Angel's lack of reflection and says, "After I kick your ass, I'm gonna ask about that." The elevator arrives as she and Angel make with the fighting. I'm not sure she should be super-strong in addition to the electro-stuff. But she's, um, pretty. There's quipping and punching and so on, and eventually Gwen de-gloves. She zaps Angel, but he's like the Energizer Bunny, so they go on fighting a while longer and end up in the elevator. I was wondering why tasers knock Angel out, but repeated Gwen-zaps have no effect. But then in the forums, Lucian suggested that it's an AC/DC thing. Literally, I mean. Gwen knocks Angel down and straddles him, then rips open his shirt (aieeee) and zaps his chest. Suddenly we ride a borrowed TMICam into his chest, and are treated to the sight of his CGI heart starting to beat. Okay, that was weird. Angel responds by lunging forward and kissing Gwen. Okay, that was weirder.
When we return, Angel and Gwen are still smooching in the elevator as big bars close over the doorway. Gwen pulls back and Angel gibbers, "My heart..." Gwen says, "It was beating. And it doesn't, does it?" Angel gasps, "Cordelia...I gotta get outta here!" Ha! Gwen wonders what's going on, and Mr. Chase strides into view to explain. ["Not to be confused with Cordelia's father, Mr. Chase, the reputed tax cheat. Different Mr. Chase." -- Wing Chun] Angel looks at them both and says, "It's a double-cross." Gwen glares at Angel and says, "I'm not slow, I know it's -- shut up!" Hee. Gwen asks if Angel is working for Mr. Chase. Mr. Chase thought Angel was working for Gwen, "what with the tonguing and all." Gwen says, "In his dreams," as Angel murmurs, "Not even close." And then they glare at each other. Have I explained that I think this is all really dumb, but I'm enjoying it anyway? Do I seem defensive about that yet? Mr. Chase complains about all the noise and publicity Gwen has attracted, and calls her a freak. Uh oh, them's fightin' words. Angel's eyes shift back and forth between Gwen and Mr. Chase, and at last I understand why he's seemed so funny for the whole episode. He thinks he's in the wrong show! His whole expression conveys, "They're talking to each other like I don't matter. Did I wander into the wrong studio?" Hee. Because Mr. Chase thinks he's a supervillain, he explains his Evil Plan and tells Gwen and Angel that the elevator was redesigned so that Gwen can't reach any electric current. Gwen asks if Mr. Chase thinks he's Lex Luthor. They keep making my jokes for me in this episode. It's disturbing. Mr. Chase says that the poison gas he's about to fill the elevator with is fast-acting, adding, "You'll be dead within...uh..." He pushes back his sleeve and looks at his watchless wrist. "Whoops," he says. I know I've lost all credibility here already, but that was a very funny reading of "whoops." I suppose you're thinking that there aren't too many different ways to say "whoops," but now you know better. Gas shoots out of the vents as the elevator doors close.